God hides His truth everywhere. Today, He’s hidden it in…the circus?

Give Me the Eyes of Faith

When life seems a circus,
Let me climb
Above the chaos
To stand
On the platform of faith,
Steadily focused on You.
Remind me.
Open my eyes
To see the armies of heaven,
The great cloud of witnesses,
Prepared to gasp in awe
At the great things
You and I achieve together.
Show me the evidence
Of the things I can’t see,
The constant flow
Of love and care,
Connecting us.

marcia embrace

Help me
To see the invisible
As clearly as You do.
In the great aerial show
Of this life with You,
I am the flyer,
Ready to fling myself
Into the open, intimidating space
Of things hoped for,
Things unseen.
Remind me
I can trust You—
The faithful catcher—
To be there,
Arms outstretched,
As I let go
And fly into Your embrace.

marcia headshotIn her childhood and teen years, Marcia Gunnett Woodard immersed herself in reading, almost becoming the characters in the books she read. By her later teens, she had begun to experience the joy and fulfillment in creating a world and drawing the reader in through the use of words. She went on to study English and writing at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting. Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and shared with groups as near as local school and university groups and as far away as Vladimir, Russia.

When she isn’t writing, she enjoys camping, traveling, sewing, playing word games, and surrounding herself with family (husband, children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary).

In her own words: “I believe the power of story is one of the strongest forces in the world. Did you know the words parable (a story) and parabola (a geometric arc) have the same origin? I want to use the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into barricaded minds and hearts. The upcoming generations are people of story. If I’m going to reach them to become people of The Story, it will most often be through storytelling.”
Connect with Marcia online:
Blog: www.itsallaboutmarcia.blogspot.com
Twitter: @MarGunWoo
Email: m.g.woodard@gmail.com